Hearing loss is generally an aggravating condition that can be the result of various things. While hearing loss is commonly caused by age or an injury, in some circumstances, hearing loss might be an indication of a more serious underlying medical issue.
These are some hearing loss red flags you should look for
Hearing loss will frequently throw up a number of red flags indicating it’s time for a hearing exam. Here are some of those red flags that should make you take notice.
Difficulties hearing on the telephone
You might be having a hard time hearing phone calls even with the volume setting. You need to call us for a hearing test if you find yourself continuously turning up the volume on your phone.
Difficulty following conversations
At times, we get lost during conversations even when our hearing is healthy, but if it occurs frequently, especially when more than two people are talking, it’s probably an indication of hearing loss.
People around you are complaining about the rising volume of your TV
It can be challenging to hear television programs, particularly if music is combined with dialog. It’s worthwhile to understand that turning the tv up louder doesn’t always make the sound clearer. But if you consistently need the tv turned up to a high volume that is uncomfortable for other people in the room or if your neighbors are hearing your television, it is time to check your hearing.
Trouble hearing in loud environments
If you are in a public place and the background sound makes it hard to hear the others with you, it generally means you struggle to mask background noise and focus on speech. People who are going through hearing loss most frequently have this complaint.
You keep asking people what they said
If someone is mumbling a few feet from you and you’re unable to hear them, that doesn’t always mean you have hearing loss. However, if you say the word “what” more than any other word in your vocabulary, it may be a red flag that you aren’t getting sound signals clearly in order to process speech correctly.
Misunderstanding what people are saying
It can be an indication of high frequency hearing loss, often an embarrassing one, if you regularly misunderstand what people are saying. This means you are not capable of discerning the sounds of speech.
Call us for a hearing exam as soon as you can if you are noticing any of the above red flags. Luckily, the stigma that was once associated with hearing loss no longer exists, the testing is simple, and with the modern developments in hearing aid technologies, there’s no reason for you to continue to suffer with hearing loss.